Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Homebrew books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
1. The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes: Featuring 300 Homebrew Recipes from Your Favorite Breweries (2018)
For more than two decades, homebrewers around the world have turned to Brew Your Own magazine for the best information on making incredible beer at home. Now, for the first time, 300 of BYO’s best clone recipes for recreating favorite commercial beers are coming together in one book. Inside you'll find dozens of IPAs, stouts, and lagers, easily searchable by style. The collection includes both classics and newer recipes from top award-winning American craft breweries including Brooklyn Brewery, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, Hill Farmstead, Jolly Pumpkin, Modern…
How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time (Fourth Edition) By John Palmer Fully revised and updated, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities―accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation. A…
From internationally recognized beer-brewing authority Randy Mosher comes the ultimate guide to the craft, for beginners and advanced brewers alike. Featuring plainspeaking, fun-to-read instructions, more than 150 colorful graphics and illustrations of process and technique, and 30 master recipes for classic and popular brews, this handbook covers everything from choosing ingredients and equipment to mashing, bottling, tasting, and serving. With much-lauded expertise, Mosher simplifies the complexities—at once inspiring and teaching today’s burgeoning new league of…
Craft beer is about innovation, discovery and interpretation. Homebrewing is about all that and more! As the beer scene changes, so do the beer styles we know and love. Grandmaster Beer Judge Gordon Strong takes you on a guided journey of discovery in Modern Homebrew Recipes that include the latest BJCP style changes. Following a primer on specific beer brewing techniques, recipe formulation fundamentals, and how to adapt recipes to your system, Strong shares more than 100 distinctive recipes….
5. Beer Logbook: Brewing Journal, Homebrew Beer Recipe Journal, Brew Log Book, Beer Brewing Notebook, Record Beers Brew Journal Diary Log Book (Volume 1) (2018)
The book allows individuals to keep a record of the grains, extracts, hops and yeast….
6. Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps (2018)
Want to take total control of the beer-making process? Move beyond extract brewing and go all-grain. Richly illustrated and easy to follow, Homebrew Beyond the Basics explains it all, from grain selection and water chemistry to sour beers and wood aging, in a practical, approachable way. This updated edition includes information on new hop varieties and hopping techniques, probiotics, and quick-mixed culture fermentation. More than 20 sample recipes—from traditional parti-gyle stouts to a style-bending American wild ale—expertly…
7. The Complete Homebrew Beer Book: 200 Easy Recipes, from Ales and Lagers to Extreme Beers and International Favorites (2011)
Making beer at home is as easy as making soup! George Hummel smoothly guides the reader through the process of creating a base to which the homebrewer can apply a myriad of intriguing flavorings, such as fruits, spices and even smoke. There are also outstanding and easy recipes for delicious meads, tasty ciders and great sodas — all of which can be made in a home kitchen and with minimal equipment. Using Hummel’s easy-to-follow instructions and thorough analysis of the flavor components of beer, a novice homebrewer can design recipes and make beers to suit any taste or craving….
8. Home Brew Recipe Bible: An Incredible Array of 101 Craft Beer Recipes, From Classic Styles to Experimental Wilds ()
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to brew beer from an expert, look no further. Award-winning homebrewer Chris Colby of Beer & Wine Journal offers recipes for every major style of beer to teach novice, intermediate and advanced brewers more about the craft and science of brewing. From classic styles like pale ales, IPAs, stouts and porters, to experimental beers such as oyster stout, bacon-smoked porter and jolly rancher watermelon wheat, brewers will learn more about brewing techniques and beer ingredients. Chris also shows how recipes can be modified to suit an individual brewer’s taste or to…
From the mad scientists who brought you Experimental Homebrewing comes an all-new type of brewing book. For the first time, drop by the garage – err, we mean brewery – of 25 of today’s most talented homebrewers. Pick their brains about ingredients and equipment, learn their techniques, and of course, try their recipes.Among the brewers in this book, you’ll find traditionalists and rule-breakers, gear nerds and the science-obsessed. Start a solera with Mike Tonsmeire, talk temperature control with John Palmer, or tweak your pH with Martin Brungard. Featured brewers also include: Fred Bonjour, Amanda…
Fully Revised and Updated, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is everything you need to know to brew beer at home from start to finish including new recipes, updated charts on hop varieties, secrets to fermentation, beer kit tips, and more—from the master of homebrewing.The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the essential guide to understanding and making beer, from stouts, ales, lagers, and bitters, to specialty beers and meads. Everything to get started is here: the basics of building a home brewery, world-class proven recipes, easy-to-follow instructions, and the latest advancements in brewing. Master brewer Charlie Papazian also…
11. Homebrew Beer Recipe Journal (2011)
Keep track of your homebrew beer recipes in a convenient and portable journal for easy access on your brew day. The journal will support both extract and all-grain brewers of all skill levels. Both metric and imperial measurement units are supported. The book allows individuals to keep a record of the grains, extracts, hops and yeast used in up to 50 beer recipes. Other brewing procedure and tasting details can also be recorded, allowing the same beer to be reproduced and modified (unless it’s already perfect) once the first batch has been consumed and more is wanted!…
How do you brew the best beer ever? Start with this book's photo-intensive guide to all-grain brewing, or skip ahead to advanced mashing techniques and malt selection. Then explore whatever calls to you: take a crash course in water chemistry, try whirlpool hopping, brew a fruit beer, capture wild yeast, make your first Berliner Weisse, or kick the bottles and start kegging. Unique recipes cover everything from traditional parti-gyle stouts to a style-bending American wild ale….
13. Homebrew Wind Power (2013)
Have you ever wondered how wind turbines work and why they look like they do? Are you interested in adding wind power to your off-grid electric system, but have been put off by the high cost of equipment and installation? Well, now you can build and install your own wind turbine! Harnessing the wind can be a tricky business, but in this groundbreaking book the authors provide step-by-step, illustrated instructions for building a wind generator in a home workshop. Even if you don’t plan on building your own turbine, this book is packed with valuable information for anyone considering wind energy. It covers the basic…
14. Homebrew Recipe Journal: Beer Recipe & Brew Day Log with Key References on Grains, Yeast, Hops, Pitch Rates, Mash Steps & More (2018)
This valuable brew day recipe log has been created by a homebrewer, for homebrewers! Every homebrewer knows that logging the details of a recipe & brew day is key to creating a quality beer, that is repeatable next time around. While electronic programs provide homebrewers with great recipe creating resources, they don’t always replace the convenience & accessibility good old pen & paper. Let’s face it, we don’t all have computers in our garage, backyard, basement or wherever else one brews. The recipe logs are suitable for all-grain & extract brewers alike. The fill in the blank format is laid out…
Best Homebrew Books You Must Read
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Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps
Author(s): Mike Karnowski
Publisher: Sterling Epicure, Year: 2018, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
The Secrets of Master Brewers: Techniques, Traditions, and Homebrew Recipes for 26 of the World’s Classic Beer Styles, from Czech Pilsner to English Old Ale
Author(s): Alworth, Jeff
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
Craft Brew: 50 Homebrew Recipes from the World's Best Craft Breweries
Author(s): Ferguson, Euan
Publisher: MBI;Quayside Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer
Author(s): Randy Mosher
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2015, Size: 99 Mb, Download: pdf
Modern homebrew recipes : exploring styles and contemporary techniques
Author(s): Strong, Gordon
Publisher: Brewers Publications, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
Mastering Homebrew : the complete guide to brewing delicious beer
Author(s): Mosher, Randy
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, Year: 2015, Size: 47 Mb, Download: epub
Mastering Homebrew The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer
Author(s): Randy Mosher
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2015, Size: 97 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.